Alaska ACLU Files Suit Against Billboard Ban (Campaign Signs)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed suit on August 23, 2018 with regard to the state’s overly broad enforcement of its billboard ban, reported a KTUU Channel 2 online report. The ACLU “says that the state’s law against billboards is being enforced so broadly that it impedes political speech and should be declared unconstitutional,” the article states, and “it was joined by the ‘Dunleavy for Alaska’ super PAC supporting gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy, which says its signs have been unfairly targeted.”

“The lawsuit follows a state Department of Transportation decision to remove — or order the removal of — hundreds of campaign signs prior to this week’s primary,” the article states.

The ban was approved by voters on Nov. 3, 1998 — by a vote of 160,922 to 61,401.

To read the entire article, go to http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/ACLU-says-law-against-campaign-signs-is-unconstitutional-491609541.html

 

Photo copyright KTUU Anchorage, AK

Wade Swormstedt

Wade Swormstedt

Wade is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry. Formerly he was Editor and Publisher of Signs of the Times magazine.

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